LEE S. PYLES, LTJG, USN
Lee Pyles '49
Date of birth: September 7, 1926
Date of death: November 12, 1952
From the 1949 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
The Mason County sheriff's office reported the wreckage of a missing four-engine Navy Privateer plane which had 11 men aboard had been found in rugged Olympic Peninsula country. The plane disappeared last night on a flight from the Sand Point Naval Air Station at Seattle.
Chief Deputy Sheriff FORD MEYER said the plane has been found but "at this time we don't know of any survivors.
The wreckage was found near an abandoned logging camp approximately 400 feet from when the camp watchmen said he spotted the flames when the crash occurred.
The crew members and their next of kin included Lt. (JG) LEE S. PYLES, 26, co-pilot; wife in Seattle; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley T. Pyles, 129 Cochran St., Fairmont, W. Va.
He is not mentioned in the 1949 Class History.